U.K. manufacturing production rose 1.0% in December from -0.2% in January, which was revised to -0.1%, higher than estimates of 0.2%, while the annual reading came in at 0.8%, above forecasts of 0.3% and the prior of -0.6% which was revised to -1.0%.

Industrial production for the same month reached 0.5%, exceeding estimates of 0.2% while the initial reading of -0.7% was revised up to -0.5%. The year on year reading fell 3.3%, compared with forecasts of -3.1% and the prior reading of -3.1% was revised down to -3.6%.